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Aretac Vision: Plug and Play VR with 2D to VR Technology

The first VR headset with BackTrack motion tracking & 2D to VR. Play 2D and VR games, watch movies and TV shows all in virtual reality!

Aretac Vision: Plug and Play VR with 2D to VR Technology

The first VR headset with BackTrack motion tracking & 2D to VR. Play 2D and VR games, watch movies and TV shows all in virtual reality!

$20,989
pledged of $499,000pledged of $499,000 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 18 2018 2:58 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 18, 2018

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Upgrade to VR   

Virtual reality headsets are the next generation of monitors. Featuring a large field of view. VR headsets present opportunity for an improved experience when it comes to productivity, business, and entertainment. For productivity, VR’s large field of view blocks out distractions, allowing the user to be more productive at work. VR’s entertainment capability makes the user feel as if they were inside the video game they are playing or movie they are watching. Most content (movies, TV shows, documents, etc.) are two dimensional (2D). 2D images look flat, making it difficult to judge distance and depth. 3D technology attempts to fix this by way of popping content out of the screen, looking fake and unnatural. The best solution to this problem is stereoscopic 3D, or VR. VR adds depth to an image resolving the flatness of 2D without compromising the quality or realism of the image as 3D does. VR creates the most realistic and immersive experience possible.  

Aretac™ Vision  

Your Content, Your Devices, One Headset 

Vision features 4K resolution (1920x2160 per eye) making the screen-door effect (noticeable display pixels) virtually nonexistent. It is one of the first VR headsets that uses a lightweight USB-C cable. It can be used with any device with a HDMI or USB-C output. With an over 100-degree field of view, a headphone jack, and a comfortable ergonomic strap, Aretac™ Vision is one of the best VR headsets available. 

2D to VR Technology  

Vision is the first virtual reality headset that can replace your monitor. With 2D to VR technology, Aretac™ Vision is backwards compatible. Vision can be used with content that wasn’t originally intended for VR, turning existing 2D content into stereoscopic (VR) content. Be prepared to rediscover your entire library of games and movies in realistic and immersive VR.  

BackTrack Motion Tracking  

BackTrack Motion Tracking adds seated, standing, and roomscale motion tracking to almost any video game. It is made possible by taking the positional and rotational tracking from Aretac™ Vision and changing the motion tracking data to something your computer will understand. BackTrack is compatible with Windows, and we are hard at work to add support for other devices including Mac OS X, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and much more.  

SteamVR  

Aretac™ Vision is not just backwards compatible. It is “forwards” compatible with full SteamVR support. Play your favorite virtual reality games seated, standing, and roomscale with SteamVR 2.0 motion tracking.  

Connect  

Every Vision comes with a device called Aretac™ Connect. Connect allows you to connect up to four devices (e.g. PC (Windows/Mac/Linux, Blu-ray/DVD player, Console, DVR, etc.) to its USB-C inputs and up to four displays (Aretac™ Visions, monitors, TVs) to its outputs. If you're by yourself, you can hook up your Xbox One, PS4, computer, and DVR to the inputs and connect your Aretac™ Vision to one of the outputs. Then you can freely switch between your devices as you wish. If you have the family pack, connect your Blu-ray player to one of the inputs and then connect the four Visions to the outputs. Now the whole family can watch a movie together! If you can’t decide on a movie, hook up your other devices and then everyone can watch something different at the same time. No more fighting over the TV remote.  

Virtual Multi-Display  

Aretac™ Vision can be used for more than just entertainment. With VMD, you can have up to three virtual displays simulating a multi-monitor setup. Switch between virtual displays with ease by turning your head. The virtual displays are full screen, maximizing display real estate while eliminating bezels. VMD is great for video and photo editing, business, school, etc. Remove distractions from your workplace and multitask like never before.

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Risks and challenges

There are always risk when manufacturing a product. That is why we have an amazing team of industrial, electrical, software, and optical engineers with experience in both product design and manufacturing.

Our main priority is to deliver a product that meets both the expectations of you the backers and ourselves. We believe the development phase for Aretac™ Vision will take approximately 4-5 months to complete. Once development is completed, Aretac™ Vision will have a 5-7 month manufacturing process. This includes tooling, engineer validation testing, design validation testing, and finally production validation testing. Once all testing and verification is done we will begin mass production. Even though we are unable to predict all the obstacles we may encounter, we feel with all our research and development thus far that these time estimates should be accurate.

All Vision kickstarter backers will be apart of an exclusive behind the scenes look of Aretac™. That consists of videos, images, and updates. You will see the process of prototyping, testing and manufacturing a product. Along the way we will be hosting tech demos where you can try the latest Vision prototypes! (transportation not included) All of this is exclusive to you the Kickstarter backers!

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    Early Bird Aretac Vision

    Be one of the first to get an Aretac Vision and get $50 off.

    The only virtual reality headset with 2D to VR Technology. Play 2D and VR games, watch movies and TV shows all in VR.

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    Aretac Vision

    The only virtual reality headset with 2D to VR Technology. Play 2D and VR games, watch movies and TV shows all in VR.

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    Vision Gamer Edition

    Gamer Edition includes two VR controllers (for your right and left hand) and two SteamVR Tracking Base Stations 2.0. This allows you to play SteamVR virtual reality games. With the help of BackTrack motion tracking you can add positional tracking to almost any video game old or new.

    The only virtual reality headset with 2D to VR Technology. Play 2D and VR games, watch movies and TV shows all in VR.

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    Duo Early Bird

    Be one of four to get Vision Duo at $100 off.

    Want to play splitscreen in virtual reality with a friend? With 2D to VR technology and the Aretac Connect up to 2 people can watch a movie/TV show or play splitscreen games in stereoscopic 3D(VR) with Vision Duo.

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    Vision Duo

    Want to play splitscreen in virtual reality with a friend? With 2D to VR technology and the Aretac Connect up to 2 people can watch a movie/TV show or play splitscreen games in stereoscopic 3D(VR) with Vision Duo.

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    Vision Duo GE

    Want to play splitscreen in virtual reality with a friend? With 2D to VR technology and the Aretac Connect up to 2 people can watch a movie/TV show or play splitscreen games in stereoscopic 3D(VR) with Vision Duo.

    Gamer Edition includes two VR controllers (for your right and left hand) and two SteamVR Tracking Base Stations 2.0. This allows you to play SteamVR virtual reality games. With the help of BackTrack motion tracking you can add positional tracking to almost any video game old or new.

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    • Aretac Vision
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    • SteamVR Tracking Base Station 2.0
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    Vision Family

    Fun for the whole family. With 2D to VR Technology and the Aretac™ Connect up to four people can watch a movie/TV show or play splitscreen games in stereoscopic 3D(VR) with the Vision Family.

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    Vision Family GE

    Fun for the whole family. With 2D to VR Technology and the Aretac™ Connect up to four people can watch a movie/TV show or play splitscreen games in stereoscopic 3D(VR) with the Vision Family.

    Gamer Edition includes two VR controllers (for your right and left hand) and two SteamVR Tracking Base Stations 2.0. This allows you to play SteamVR virtual reality games. With the help of BackTrack motion tracking you can add positional tracking to almost any video game old or new.

    Includes:
    • Aretac Vision
    • Aretac Connect
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    First Aretac Vision

    You will receive the very first Aretac Vision off the production line.

    The only virtual reality headset with 2D to VR Technology. Play 2D and VR games, watch movies and TV shows all in VR.

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